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before congress on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> turning to technology, reviewers say the best part of microsoft's latest operating system is the touch screen. the problem is that one research group says hardly anyone is actually buying a touch screen computer. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. people are not taking advantage of this technology. why not? >> cnn money's david goldman y says this is like e throwing out your tv remote and getting up to press the buttons on the tv every time you want to change the channel. but there are a few good reasons people aren't using this technology. for one, market research company says only 5% of windows laptops sold through december 15th had touch screens in the first place. that's an extremely low number. especially since that's the whole point of this new operating system. so the big problem here is there just aren't that many touch screen laptops out there. and the ones out there are expensive. they usually go for a couple hundred bucks. now on top of all that, there seems to be a gap between microsoft's a
just this last hour while the message itself does not change the technology does. would you believe 3-d? yep. 80 years after the queen's grandfather began the tradition with a crackly address over wireless elizabeth ii wished the brits a happy christmas in 3-d. >>> in his christmas day message to the city and the world pope benedict xvi appealed for piece in countries at war with themselves. he singled out mali, nigeria, and especially syria. >> translator: yes, may peace be brought for the people of syria, deeply wounded and divided by a conflict which does not spare even the defenseless and reaps innocent victims. once again, i appeal for an end to the bloodshed. easier access for the relief of refugees and the displaced and dialogue in the pursuit of a political solution to the conflict. >> last night as always the pope celebrated christmas eve mass in st. peter's basilica. he reminded christians everywhere to leave room for god in their busy lives. >>> you can't get closer to christmas than church of the nativity in bethlehem. ♪ >> vast crowds turned out for midnight mass near the
's such a powerful technology breakthrough, that this will forever change how we take and experience pictures. >> it captures the entire light field ail louse the focus and perspective to be changed after its been taken. number nine, nasa's dawn spacecraft sent back staggers data about an as troid called vesta. it appears it went through stages of planetary evolution. it's one of of a kind in the solar system. >> what's clear to us is vesta appears to be the only intact protoplanet left. >> you may have heard the term god's particle. the european nuclear research station claims to have found it. why is it a big deal? think big bang theory. >> this part we think was, in fact, a particle like this was the fuse that set off the explosion which created the universe. >> researchers found after the analyzing data from protons collisions from a particle accelerator. at 7 a leap of faith. felix baumgartner's record-breaking jump. he broke the free fall record and sound barrier jumping from 128,000 feet in a revolutionary space suit. >> i know the whole world is watching now, and i wish the world coul
. we look at the major advances in science and technology. "newsroom" starts now. good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello wishing you and yours a very merry christmas. we begin this hour with pope benedict using his annual christmas message to speak about the hope for peace even in the most difficult times and situations. just hours ago the 85-year-old pope spoke before a crowd in st. peter's square and to millions of others watching around the world he says even in syria, a nation embroiled in a nearly two-year long civil war, peace is possible. >> translator: may peace bring for the people of syria, deeply wounded and divided by a conflict which does not spare even the defenseless and reaps innocent victims. once again, i appeal for an end to the bloodshed. easier access for the relief of refugees and the displaced and dialogue in the pursuit of a political solution to the conflict. >> the pope also spoke out against violence against christians in nigeria and wrapped up his address by delivering christmas greetings in 65 languages. >>> in bethlehem peop
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generation that's using a new tool in the environment, technology. during egypt's uprising, for instance, i was getting tweets and twist at which timers and facebook posts and i can imagine you, don, trying to get to the american media to spread the word. so i think that the path we're on now, while it's still bloody and tragic, maybe a better path towards eventual peace in the u.s. i'm not predicting it for 2013. the last is the gay marriage story. you can't legislate love, but you can support love when it's there. and i think people are growing and progressing and i think ultimately that's a big story for this year, as far as evolution is concerned. >> you know, it's interesting. as you were reeling off those stories and those are just a few of them, having to cover these stories, you wonder why we aren't -- the news people aren't the most depressed people in the world. but then the viewer is also taking it in at home, and it has to be affecting them as well. >> of course. it absolutely does. i mean, i know that you just got back from connecticut and you and i had an e-mail exchange earli
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